With that in mind, Livability set out to find the best places for singles.
But not all cities are created equal for those looking to find someone – whether to marry or just be single together.
Finally, we added in a couple of measures to find places that are good for everyone, like demographic diversity and cost of living.
Interestingly enough, the highest number of online dating opportunities is in Gilbert, Arizona, and the city with the lowest average restaurant meal cost is Aurora, Colorado.
Single people get all kinds of dating advice, whether or not they’re actually looking to change their relationship status — from marketing yourself like a shampoo to who should pick up the check on a first date. Census Bureau data to determine the answers to these questions, singles seeking dates of their same gender are included but not evaluated separately. Right can take a quiz to find, based on the criteria important to them, which city would be best for their dating life.
One could argue that it is, therefore, a great time to be single.
Note: we recognize that this list is more geared toward being young-and-single than old-and-single – that might be a list for another day. We started by looking at places where there are plenty of singles to choose from, so we looked at the percentage of unmarried people, the percentage of the population in prime marriageable age, places where large percentages are living alone – that’s all Census data.